Food & Wine

Cooperative Extension aims to teach beginning farmers the ropes

Whether driven by an idyllic view of working with the land or a commitment to the local food movement, farming in the Sierra foothills is attracting smart and passionate adherents. ...

Crossroads Cafe is fresh from the farm, easy on the wallet

There are two things I tend to avoid when it comes to eating — cafeterias and buffets. Maybe I am a bit spoiled, or maybe it’s because I have too many bad memories of ...

Auburn chefs weigh in on barehanded or glove contact regulation changes

A new state law that brings California into alignment with most other states will see a new look for food preparers from the humblest fast-food establishment to the highest end eat ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Dining View: Source Global Tapas is social dining at its best

I’m not high-maintenance. But if you are anything like me and you enjoy dining out, you might enjoy what I call the “social dining experience.” What I mean is, ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Back and Forth: Granite Bay’s Anthony Brown knows his beer

Anthony Brown likes to talk about beer. Why shouldn’t he? He is, after all, co-owner of one of south Placer County’s newest breweries, Out of Bounds Brewing in Rocklin ...

Winemakers grow award-winning business from home in Rocklin

For Rocklin resident Marshall Davis and his wife, Cindy, it was never about the money. Not really. The business of winemaking is an indulgence, a hobbyist venture, a grace note to ...

Jessup offers discount meal card at Crossroads Café

William Jessup University’s Crossroads Café is now offering discount meal cards providing a 15 percent discount on all dining at the state-of-the art venue on the grow ...